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Chronos Partner Microsemi enhances TimeProvider 5000 PTP Grandmaster Clock to support IPv6 Protocol and multi-GNSS Constellation

8 June 2017

Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC) has updated the hardware of TimeProvider ® 5000 IEEE & 1588 Precision Time Protocol (PTP) Grandmaster Clock to support Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) and multi-Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) constellation to ensure better reception and higher security in a wide variety of telecommunications network applications.

Microsemi state that as global wireless customers drive mobile infrastructure forward with LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) and 5G services, support for IPv6 and alternate GNSS constellations is rising in importance for deploying a robust, secure and future-proof synchronisation network. The addition of GLONASS and Galileo support on the TimeProvider 5000 system greatly enhances the robustness and security of this widely adopted synchronisation platform for global carriers. Microsemi will continue to invest in this technology to ensure reliable long-term roadmap support is provided for telecommunications customers.

The TimeProvider family has been installed in more than 350 networks across the globe, enabling communications service providers to build stable, high performance and reliable network infrastructures. Along with new support for IPv6 and multi-GNSS constellations, the recently enhanced TimeProvider 5000 provides redundant hardware, user configurable PTP profiles and Synchronous Ethernet (SyncE) support with optical small form-factor pluggable (SFP) modules.

The TimeProvider 5000 is a carrier-grade IEEE 1588 PTP grandmaster clock with a Network Time Protocol (NTP) server option and expansion shelf capabilities that include SyncE and advanced PTP profiles, making the timing and synchronisation system capable of supporting network needs today and in the future. Its flexible design is vital to enable circuit to packet network migration for high-speed data services and wireless backhaul, and to deliver 3G, 4G/LTE, LTE-A and 5G wireless services.


Product Availability
Microsemi's TimeProvider 5000 PTP grandmaster clock with support for IPv6 and multi-GNSS constellation is available now.